What You Need To Know About Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema can be itchy and painful. A dermatologist can help you find relief. Dr. Abdollah Malek and Jason Staback PA-C, MS at Clear Solutions Dermatology Group provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including diagnosis and treatment of eczema. They have two convenient office locations in Newark, and Lewes, DE.

What You Need to Know about Eczema

Eczema can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • A compromised immune system
  • Exposure to environmental toxins or chemicals

When you have eczema, you may experience:

  • Reddish brown patches developing on your scalp, face, chest, hands, elbows, feet, knees, or ankles
  • Moderate to severe itching which worsens at night
  • Inflamed, red, raw, and swollen skin
  • Scaly, dry, cracked patches which appear on your skin
  • Bumps appearing on your skin which drain fluid and then crust over

Mild, occasional eczema may respond to simple home treatments, including:

  • Applying topical anti-itch medications like calamine lotion
  • Applying moisturizer when you are in the shower
  • Using cool, wet bandages and dressings
  • Taking warm oatmeal or baking soda baths
  • Placing a humidifier in your home to reduce allergens
  • Wearing loose, cool, breathable, cotton clothing

Moderate to severe eczema should be treated by a dermatologist, who may recommend:

  • Prescription-strength topical creams to reduce itching
  • Prescription-strength oral medications to minimize itching
  • Antibiotics to kill underlying bacteria associated with eczema
  • Oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Corticosteroid dressings to limit skin inflammation
  • Ultraviolet or natural light therapy to eliminate patches

Talk With Our Dermatologist Today

You don’t have to suffer from the unpleasant symptoms of eczema when help is just a phone call away. To learn more about the causes, signs, symptoms, and treatment of eczema, call Dr. Abdollah Malek and Jason Staback PA-C at Clear Solutions Dermatology Group. You can reach the Newark, and Lewes, DE, locations by calling (877) 425-7756, so call today.

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